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Let’s Talk About Talking About Healthy Aging

Health and Well-Being Matter. ODPHP Director, RADM Paul Reed, MD.

Contemporary approaches to healthy living, with an increasing attentiveness to social determinants of health and the Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being, hold potential — even real promise — to provide us with longer and greater-quality lives, especially through our later years. Focusing and sustaining meaningful action in support of that potential — that promise — requires a broader perspective on healthy aging and an open and inclusive conversation on the subject.

Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network and Healthy People: Improving Maternal and Child Health by Empowering Clients

Healthy People 2020.

The post describes how Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, a Healthy People 2030 Champion, contributed to progress towardHealthy People 2020 objectives—as well as Healthy People 2030 objectives in the social determinants of health domain Health Care Access and Quality.

An Ounce of Prevention … Can Save a Person’s Life

Health and Well-Being Matter. ODPHP Director, RADM Paul Reed, MD.

New treatments and scientific breakthroughs that lead to cures characterize modern medicine. But as exciting and beneficial as many of these innovations are, none compares to the power of prevention. In addition to getting enough physical activity, ensuring healthy eating, and maintaining mental health, a fourth essential — and often overlooked — element in any comprehensive wellness strategy is keeping up with clinical preventive services.